Group meditation sessions return to Ocean Beach
Free group meditation sessions have resumed at Ocean Beach.
The Making Meditation Mainstream sessions are to be held on Saturday mornings at 6:30 am at Ocean Beach, with a coronavirus management plan in place.
The weekly program was moved from the beach to online live streams, at the onset of coronavirus restrictions.
With the easing of restrictions, they have now returned to face-to-face sessions.
Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch said she endorsed the group sessions which were started in response to the growing challenges in maintaining mental health, as well as an increased suicide rate.
"During this pandemic we've all had to face unprecedented changes to our everyday lives and I know many locals are also fighting their own personal battles at the moment whether they be financial, social or health-related.
"This program gives us all an opportunity to release our stresses and work on our mental health as well as socialise in a supportive environment with like-minded people.
"It's always important to pay attention to your mental health.
"I encourage everyone to participate in mindful exercise and take some time out for your own wellbeing."
Media release, 31 Jul 2020
Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford